Addiction Resource Guide

AEG - Aspen Achievement Academy

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Aspen Achievement Academy is a licensed outdoor treatment program that integrates a sophisticated therapeutic component with an accredited academic curricula."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Aspen guides each participant through a series of powerful metaphors that symbolize stages of growth, provide deeper insight towards developing self-reliance and generate a sense of responsibility for self and community. We create a modern "rite of passage" designed to assist adolescents in making the transition to responsible young adulthood."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Aspen's Masters level and PhD clinicians, who do both individual and group therapy with program participants, work extremely effectively with Dual Diagnosis issues."

Family Program:

"Parents participate in the program through: weekly treatment planning sessions, written therapy assignments, a family growth book, books & audio cassettes, and a 3 day workshop at the end of the program when parents are reunited with their child and take part in a family camping experience that includes family therapy."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Aspen Achievement Academy's chemical dependency treatment program can best be described as a comprehensive integration of the highest level of clinical care and therapy available, 12 Step work, and relapse prevention planning conducted in the sober and powerfully healthy environment that only nature can provide."

Position on Confrontation:

"We believe that teens must discover their own guiding principles. Treatment is therefore based on assisting students in gaining insight rather than coercing compliance through heavy-handed behavior modification approaches."

Additional Characteristics:

"Established in 1988, Aspen Achievement Academy is one of the longest running successful outdoor treatment programs of its kind in the country. We have a fully accredited academic component and students may receive high school credit."


    Number of Beds: 56
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits: 270
    Average Length of Stay 50 days
    Percent of Women 40%
    Percent under 25 100%
    Percent with College Education: 0%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:60%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Family
  • Men
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Wilderness Program
  • Women

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma Resolution
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Sexual Addictions

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Relapse


    Self-pay Cost: $2765 per week
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: State of Utah Dept. of Human Services
    Type of License: Outdoor Youth Treatment
    Accreditation: NONE

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 283-8334
    General Information: (435) 836-2472
    Address: 98 South Main Street
    Loa, UT 84747